It’s convenient, quick and easy. There’s no need to drive to a local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative.
Use our online application to sign up for Medicare. It takes less than 10 minutes. In most cases, once your application is submitted electronically, you’re done. There are no forms to sign and usually no documentation is required. Social Security will process your application and contact you if we need more information. Otherwise you’ll receive your Medicare card in the mail.
Medicare is managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Social Security works with CMS by enrolling people in Medicare.
For more information about applying for Medicare only and delaying retirement benefits, visit Applying for Medicare Only – Before You Decide.
Apply for Medicare Only: Use the online application to apply for just Medicare.
Return to a Saved Application: Finish an application you already started.
Check Application Status: Check the status of an application you submitted.
If you already have Medicare Part A and wish to sign up for Medicare Part B, please call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or contact your local Social Security office. You cannot sign up online for Medicare Part B only.
Questions about our online application
If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) and/or health insurance based on employment, you may want to ask your personnel office or insurance company how signing up for Medicare will affect you.
To find out what documents and information you need to apply, go to the Checklist for the Online Medicare, Retirement, and Spouses Application.
Source: Social Security Administration, “How To Apply Online For Just Medicare” http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ website. Accessed November 28, 2015. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/medicare/apply.html
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